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Ex-‘Riverdale’ actor Ryan Grantham fears for safety in prison

Ex “Riverdale” actor and convicted killer Ryan Grantham fears his child face and diminutive determine will make him a goal of abuse from different prisoners, his lawyer mentioned Wednesday.

Grantham, 24, pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide for fatally capturing his mom Barbara Waite and was sentenced to life in prison with the potential for parole after 14 years.

The Canadian actor is more likely to be positioned in a maximum-security prison with different murderers — the place he fears for his safety, his lawyer Chris Johnson told Fox News.

“When people plead guilty to a crime, it doesn’t mean they’re saying, ‘Sure, I’ll be raped and abused by other prisoners.’ That’s not part of the deal,” Johnson informed the outlet. 

The Vancouver-based legal protection lawyer mentioned his consumer may very well be at larger danger in a maximum-safety prison — a problem that was first raised by the decide who presided over Grantham’s case, he mentioned.

Justice Kathleen Ker requested that corrections officers jail Grantham inside a medium-security prison, reasonably than a maximum-security prison the place most convicted murders are despatched, in line with Johnson.

The former baby actor, additionally recognized for his function in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie, “looks like a 17-year-old,” his lawyer mentioned.

Grantham is simply 5’2″ tall and weighs about 100 kilos, he added.

The former baby actor “has a face of a 17-year-old,” which can make him a goal in prison.
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“My biggest concern is that he will be preyed upon by other prisoners and perhaps abused by them,” Johnson mentioned. “We send people to prison to be both punished and rehabilitated. And so I’m hopeful that the latter can take place. We don’t send people to prison so they can be punished by other prisoners.”

Correction officers in Canada have jurisdiction over the place an individual convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to prison serves time, reasonably than the court docket, in line with the lawyer.

Johnson informed Fox News he plans to ship a request to the director of prisons in order to request Grantham be despatched to a decrease safety prison this week.

The actor-turned-killer pleaded responsible to capturing his 64-year-old mom in the again of the top whereas she performed piano in the household dwelling on March 31, 2020.

Grantham additionally confessed that he had deliberate to assassinate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The day after killing his mom, he loaded a automobile up with three weapons, 12 Molotov cocktails, and ammunition and started driving to Trudeau’s dwelling.

He dropped that plan after a couple of hours and regarded capturing up Simon Fraser University, the place he was a scholar — however finally show to a police station and turned himself in for his mom’s homicide.

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